Your Comfort Matters
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons strive to ensure you are comfortable before, during, and after each procedure. We provide three anesthesia options—local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation—so you can get the care you need without feeling discomfort. Depending on the nature of your surgery and your personal preferences, you and your surgeon will work together to determine which type of anesthesia is right for you. If you have any further questions, contact our practice in northwest Charlotte.
There are three main choices for anesthesia
Local anesthesia provides numbness directly where it is administered. It does not affect consciousness, so the patient remains awake while the feelings of discomfort are eliminated. Local anesthesia is commonly used for minor procedures.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that the patient inhales to alleviate feelings of anxiety. It does not cause the patient to lose consciousness. It is often used together with local anesthesia.
IV sedation is commonly used for moderate to extensive oral or facial surgery procedures. This type of sedation is administered directly into the patient’s vein. Since amnesia (forgetfulness) is a common side effect of the medication, most patients who use IV sedation do not remember their procedure.
Learn More About Anesthesia
Your comfort and care is our first priority. If you want to learn more about our anesthesia options to determine which is best for you, contact our practice in northwest Charlotte at (980) 281-2303, and speak with one of our trusted surgeons. We look forward to answering your questions.